The Pathways for Carers program takes carers on an accessible walk through a local walking trail and ends at a local cafe. Participants only require a reasonable level of fitness to complete the gentle walk led by an experienced lead carer. Carers can enjoy a complimentary coffee and cake at a local café as they listen to a guest speaker provide information on a nominated topic. See regional Victoria walking locations and 2021 dates below:

Alexandra (Murrindindi Shire)

Meeting location: Rotunda at Rotary Park, Grant Street, Alexandra at 9.45am

2022 Dates: 25 February, 25 March, 29 April, 27 May, 24 June, 29 July, 26 August, 30 September, 28 October, 25 November, 16 December

For further information contact:

Anthea Forbes, 0418 402 455, anthea.gary.forbes@bigpond.com

Wonthaggi (Latrobe Community Health Service)

Meeting location: Wonthaggi Wetlands South Dudley entrance Car Park at 10am

Morning Tea: 11 am – 12 pm O’Connells Bakery, 35 Murray Street Wonthaggi

2022 Dates: 24 January, 14 February, 11 April, 20 June, 25 July, 15 August, 12 September, 10 October, 14 November

For further information contact:

Stella Coppola, Carer Programs, Latrobe Community Health Service on 1800 242 696.

Rhyll (Latrobe Community Health Service)

Meeting location: Tennis club car park at Rhyll Park, Lock Road to walk the Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve walk at 10am

Morning Tea: 11 am – 12 pm. location TBA

2022 Dates: 18 January, 15 February, 15 March, 12 April, 31 May, 21 June, 19 July, 9 August, 27 September, 18 October, 8 November

For further information contact:

Stella Coppola, Carer Programs, Latrobe Community Health Service on 1800 242 696.

Sale (Shire of Wellington)

Meeting location: Front entrance shelter on Guthridge Parade at the Sale Botanical Gardens at 9.45am

Morning Tea: 11 am – 12 pm O’Connells Bakery, 35 Murray Street Wonthaggi

2022 Dates: 10 February, 10 March, 14 April, 12 May, 9 June, 14 July, 18 August, 8 September, 13 October, 10 November, 8 December

For further information contact:

Elaine Clements at Latrobe Community Health on 1800 242 696

Mildura (Mildura Rural City Council)

Meeting location: Bobby and Me Café, located at Hugh King Drive, Mildura Riverfront at 9.45am

2022 Dates: 16 February, 16 March, 20 April, 18 May, 15 June, 20 July, 17 August, 21 September, 19 October, 16 November, 7 December

For further information contact:

Jeni Snadden at Mildura Rural City Council on 03 5018 8240 or [email protected]

Ballarat (City of Ballarat)

Meeting location: Pipers by the Lake restaurant, Lake Wendouree at 10am

2022 Dates: TBA

For further information contact: 

Ballarat Health Services – Carer Gateway Ballarat

Phone: 03 5333 7104

Email: [email protected]

McCrae (Mornington Peninsula Shire)

Meeting location: Carpark outside playground next to McCrae lighthouse at 9.45am for a 10am start. An accessible walk along McCrae Foreshore followed by morning tea 10.45 at local café (TBA) with guest speaker

2022 Dates: 1 April, 6 May, 3 June, 1 July, 5 August, 2 September, 7 October, 4 November, 2 December

For further information contact: Carers can register/inquire here [email protected]

Robinvale (Swan Hill Shire)

Meeting location: Robinvale District Health Services at 9.45am for a 10am start

2022 Dates: TBA

For further information contact: Karen [email protected]

Bairnsdale (East Gippsland Shire)

Meeting location: Eastwood Walking Track at Howitt Avenue, Eastwood at 9.45am for a 10am start followed by a morning tea at Aroma Cafe (parking available nearby)

2022 Dates: 29 April, 27 May, 24 June, 29 July, 26 August, 30 September, 28 October, 25 November, 30 December

For further information contact: Brenda, Latrobe Community Health Service –  ph. 0436 122 964 email: [email protected]

Kyneton (Macedon Ranges Shire)

Meeting location: Barry Doyle Memorial Rotunda, 2 Campaspe Crescent, Kyneton 3555

2022 Dates: 1 July, 5 August, 2 September, 7 October, 4 November, 2 December

For further information contact: Abbey Brown, Village Connect Project Officer

0409 915 760 [email protected]